API Training & Practise

UT samples
1/2″ Plate connection bevel profile (380mm weld Length) (IMG)
1″ Plate connection bevel profile (380mm weld Length) (IMG)
8″  NB x Sch. 80 (0.5″ wall) wall. Pipe connection bevel profile (IMG)
12″  NB Sch. 80 (0.688″ wall). Half pipe connection bevel profile (IMG)

Sonaspection manufactured all the original qualification specimens for API examinations, these specimens are ideal for training and pre-qualification practice.

Our sets are available as either training/pactise sets of examination sets. In both cases the speciments are manufacturedto API requirements.

Training/practise sets: Are supplied with ‘limited’ documentation – ultrasonic reports and CAD drawings to show the flaw details.

Examination sets: Comprehensive documentation package including photographs of flaws, material and welding consumeable certifications, flaw size statements, radiographs etc. exactly as supplied to API / EPRI for their qualification speciments.

The set includes these four specimens (as recommended by API):

1 0.5″ Thick plate weld with single vee weld (0.5″ x 9.0″ x 15.0″ weld length)
1 1″ Thick plate weld with double vee weld (1.0″ x 12.0″ x 15.0″ weld length)
1 8″ Diameter Sch. 80 (0.5″ wall) x 12″ long pipe weld (360°)
1 12″ Diameter Sch. 80 (0.688″ wall) x 14″ long pipe weld (180°)

Flaw size tolerance +/- 0.080″

The speciments will contain these type of flaws (as recommended by API):

  • Porosity
  • Slag Inclusions
  • Lack of Fusion
  • Lack of Penetration
  • Root & Toe Cracks
  • Centerline Cracks
Products Part no
Training / Practise Set API-T1
Examination Set (secure) API-E1
Optional 10% ID & OD notches API-N
Optional radiographs (full set) API-R
Price on Application
Individual speciments and custom sets available on request